20/10/2014 05:50 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Kate Middleton Heads To Her Parent's House For Home Comforts

She's preparing for her first public appearance since announcing she was pregnant with her second child, but before she returns to the spotlight the Duchess of Cambridge is clearly in need of some home comforts.

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Kate, 32, is said to have returned to her mum and dad's family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, as she continues to struggle with her antenatal sickness.

The Mail Online reports that Kate has taken refuge with her parents and that she is "struggling terribly" with her battle with hyperemesis gravidarum, which causes severe sickness in expectant mothers.

In recent weeks, Kate has been forced to cancel public appearances due to her sickness, including a trip to Malta which Prince William ended up doing in her place.

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Reports suggest mum Carole Middleton is looking after her daughter and has been researching alternative sickness cures such as herbal teas.

And according to reports by local residents, Carole is also looking after adorable Prince George, with a shop assistant tweeting about how gorgeous the toddler is.

A source told the Mail: "Kate is feeling so lousy that she just wanted to be with her family and out of public view.

"She is extremely close to Carole, who is very much a hands-on grandmother. Between her and their nanny, Maria, Kate has all the help she needs with George while she is feeling so sick.

"And Bucklebury is somewhere she can just relax and be herself."


Kate, who was hospitalised with hyperemesis gravidarum and severe dehydration during her first pregnancy with George, will reportedly make her first public appearance in two weeks time.

Buckingham Palace announced yesterday that Kate is expected to take part in the state visit of the president of the Republic of Singapore on October 21. However, it's likely her attendance will be reviewed closer to the time and will depend on how she is feeling.

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